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PGA of British Columbia Unveils Top 100 of 2014

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 06:44 Friday, 23 January 2015 06:34

PGA of BC PDPRICHMOND, British Columbia — The PGA of British Columbia is proud to unveil its Top 100 PGA Professionals of 2014 as determined by the Professional Development Program.

The PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program (PDP) is an annual Order of Merit designed to recognized members of the PGA of BC who have shown tremendous contributions to the Association, the Industry, and mostly importantly themselves. Through participation in Education, Tournaments, Buying Show, Awards, and various forms of Volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.



Jeff Palmer Claims 2014 PDP Title

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 19:06 Monday, 12 January 2015 18:59

altRICHMOND, B.C. — In a battle that went right down to the wire, Jeff Palmer of Victoria’s Olympic View Golf Club was crowned the PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) Champion for 2014. Palmer finished the year with an impressive 120 points, representative of his widespread involvement in education, tournament play and various forms of volunteerism.



The Nick Taylor Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:17 Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:06

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Abbotsford, B.C.’s Nick Taylor, who became a first-time PGA Tour event winner in 2014, paid a visit to Chilliwack Golf Club during the Tour’s off season for the Nick Taylor Challenge.

What is the Nick Taylor Challenge you ask? Well, anyone who wanted to challenge Nick to a contest could come out to the club and test their skills against the former Team Canada member.



Zibrik and Carle Earn PGA of Canada National Awards

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:23 Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:20

altThe PGA of Canada recently announced the winners of its 2014 National Awards, and two PGA of BC professionals were amongst the notable names selected.

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club’s Ashley Zibrik was honoured with the Tex Noble Award for Professional Development, while Brodie Carle of Predator Ridge Golf Resort was honoured with the Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year award.



The Bright Future For British Columbia Golf In 2015

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 December 2014 17:22 Sunday, 21 December 2014 15:35

by Alfie Lau



The history books may show 2014 as the year British Columbia golfers thrust themselves onto the world stage, but to understand how this happened, you have to go 150 miles south, to the campus of the University of Washington Huskies golf teams.
Men’s coach Matt Thurmond and women’s coach Mary Lou Mulflur have successfully mined a sterling crop of British Columbia golfers who have bright futures in front of them.
Who couldn’t be happy for Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor, a proud UW alum who won the Sanderson Farms Championship on Nov. 9, the first PGA TOUR victory for a Canadian golfer since Stephen Ames won the Children’s Miracle Network Classic 5 years ago?



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